Memberships & Gifts

One year of unlimited family fun and learning for less than $1.25 per week!

Create, discover, and imagine at Explore & More all year long! Become a member for a full year of fun, and give your family the chance to play your way as often as you like. Join Explore & More today to get the best of where fun & learning play together!

Your Explore & More membership gives you:

  • Free unlimited admission for one year to Explore & More
  • Discounts on birthday parties, gift shop purchases and classes
  • Two Explore & More (single-use) guest passes, decal and tattoos (1 per child)
  • Invitations to member-only events
  • The bi-monthly Explore & More newsletter
  • Explorer memberships get a 50% discount on admission for up to 6 people to more than 200 children’s museums nationwide through the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network (cardholder must be present with a valid membership card with the ACM logo) – View the list here »

Agency & Organization Memberships

Human service agencies and non-profit organizations serving children and families in need are invited to apply for Explore & More’s Agency Membership program.  Join

Choose Your Membership or Gift

Simply choose your membership level below. Give the Gift of Play! Each of these memberships can also be given as a gift, so you can share the joy of fun and learning with someone you love. Please note: You can also give the gift of single admission tickets

FamilyPlay

$60/year
  • Up to 2 adults and their children (up to age 21), all living in the same household
  • $15 birthday party discount
  • 10% off on gift shop purchases of $10 or more

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GrandPlay

$60/year
  • Up to 2 grandparents and their grandchildren (up to age 21)
  • $15 birthday party discount
  • 10% off on gift shop purchases of $10 or more

JoinGift

FamilyPlay + Add a Guest

$80/year
  • Up to 2 adults and their children (up to age 21), all living in the same household
  • Bring a different guest each time you visit (adult member must be present)
  • $15 birthday party discount
  • 10% off on gift shop purchases of $10 or more

JoinGift

GrandPlay + Add a Guest

$80/year
  • Up to 2 grandparents and their grandchildren (up to age 21)
  • Bring a different guest each time you visit (adult member must be present)
  • $15 birthday party discount
  • 10% off on gift shop purchases of $10 or more

JoinGift

FamilyPlay + Add a Caregiver

$80/year
  • Up to 2 adults and their children (up to age 21), all living in the same household
  • Caregiver must show a valid ID from the member household
  • $15 birthday party discount
  • 10% off on gift shop purchases of $10 or more

JoinGift

FamilyPlay + Add a Guest + Add a Caregiver

$100/year
  • Up to 2 adults and their children (up to age 21), all living in the same household
  • Bring a different guest each time you visit (adult member must be present)
  • Add a caregiver (caregiver must show a valid ID from the member household)
  • $15 birthday party discount
  • 10% off on gift shop purchases of $10 or more

JoinGift

FamilyExplorer

$125/year
  • Up to 2 adults and their children (up to age 21), all living in the same household
  • Membership in the Association of Children’s Museum Reciprocal Program (View the list here)
  • $30 birthday party discount
  • 10% off on gift shop purchases of $10 or more

JoinGift

GrandExplorer

$125/year
  • Up to 2 grandparents and their grandchildren (up to age 21), all living in the same household
  • Membership in the Association of Children’s Museum Reciprocal Program (View the list here)
  • $30 birthday party discount
  • 10% off on gift shop purchases of $10 or more

JoinGift

Membership FAQs

I want to upgrade my membership. What do I do?

You may upgrade your membership to a higher level at any time. Please inquire at the admission desk when visiting the museum. The price will be the difference in membership costs. (Please note that your membership expiration date will remain the same.)

What if I forgot my membership card?

Members must show a valid membership card and one additional form of ID with a matching address to gain free admission to Explore & More. If you forgot your membership card, you can either pay the $7/person admission fee, or request a new card. Reprint will incur a $5 processing fee.

What if I don’t have an additional form of ID?

The first time you don’t have an additional form of ID we will punch your membership card and allow you admission to the museum. The second time, you will be asked to pay the regular $7/person admission fee.

I’ve lost my membership card. What should I do?

Please contact the membership office by phone at (716) 655­‐5131 x15, by email at memberships@exploreandmore.org, or stop by the museum admission desk to request a new card. Reprints will incur a $5 processing fee.

What do you mean by “up to two adults” living in the same household?

A membership may be set up for one or two adults who reside in the member household. If only one adult lives in the household, only that adult may be listed on the membership. If you bring adults who live outside of the member household often, consider the “FamilyPlay + Add a Guest” membership level. This allows you to bring one guest free of charge each time you visit.

My spouse will never visit. Can I name someone else in his/her place?

You may if the other adult lives in the member household. If the adult lives outside the member household, you will need the “FamilyPlay + Add a Guest” membership level to receive free admission.

I am a museum member. What forms of additional ID are acceptable?

We will accept any form of ID with a matching address. A driver’s license is the easiest and most common form of ID.

Why do I need to provide an additional form of ID every time I visit?

The member named on the membership card must provide additional ID with a matching address when visiting the museum. We require an additional form of ID to help provide a more secure environment and to protect the value of your membership. Should your card ever get lost or stolen, ID prevents abuse and misuse.

I am a caregiver for a museum member. What do I need to visit the museum?

A caregiver must have the member Caregiver card along with an additional form of ID with a matching address to the member household. A utility bill or other official mailing is acceptable.

What if I’d like to change one of the names listed on my membership?

We can update your membership record and issue new cards as long as the new person on your membership resides in the member household. Your old cards must be returned to the museum before new cards can be issued.

How do I update my contact information?

Please contact the membership office by phone at (716) 655‐5131 x15, by email at memberships@exploreandmore.org, or stop by the admission desk at the museum with your new contact information. We will update your record accordingly. Your old cards must be returned to the museum before new cards can be issued.

What does my child need when visiting the museum with a friend?

Your child will need to provide a valid membership card. The child’s membership card only provides admission for the member child.

DISCLAIMER: All memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Explore & More Children’s Museum works hard to ensure the safety of each child. Parents and caregivers must be present with their children at all exhibit locations. Explore & More is not responsible for accidents or injuries. Members assume responsibility for the care of their children while visiting the museum.

Explore & More at Canalside

The dream of building a new Explore & More Children’s Museum on the Buffalo Waterfront is becoming a reality! Our plans for a new, 40,000 square foot museum in the South Aud Block of Canalside are well underway. Learn more.